democrats release their report in the next chapter of the donald trump impeachment inquiry outlining claims the president abused his position for personal political gain. nato leaders gather in the u.k. to celebrate the military alliance is 70th anniversary but while some hail its success others question its relevance today. we have troops. in the way. and u.s. president tries to force the hand of his french counterpart in support of the military alliance and if that. doesn't get.
some other ideas. from. where you are. broadcasting. international i'm certainly glad to have you with us some developments in the ongoing impeachment saga in washington the u.s. house intelligence committee has delivered a report to the judiciary committee which makes way for possible articles of impeachment against president report was released by the democrats this tuesday detailing how trump allegedly abused his office for personal gain and solicited interference from ukraine in the 2020 election the 300 page document which is based on testimony given in a series of closed door and public hearings marks the start of a new phase in the impeachment process more. well the report from the house
intelligence committee democrats essentially alleges 2 things about donald trump 1st it alleges that he conditioned military aid to ukraine on an announcement that would have been beneficial to his reelection campaign and secondly it alleges that he obstructed the house of representatives impeachment inquiry investigation now adam schiff representing democrats came forward and painted a pretty grim pricks here donald trump and his activities this is adam schiff this report chronicles a scheme by the president i'd states to coerce an ally ukraine that is at war with an adversary russia into doing the pleasure of the president's political dirty work and he was willing to sacrifice the national security of the united states by withholding military aid and diplomatic recognition in the form of that white house meeting in order to get what he wanted now before departing the country on monday
donald trump dismissed the allegations that were expected to be leveled in this report this is what donald trump said prior to leaving the country before the report was released. the radical. democrats decided what i'm going to set up a year ago that what i'm doing that was. one of the most important. thing. for them to be doing saying putting the feet of the table which. i grew up with in a recent interview the ukrainian leaders the lenski also dismissed these allegations about president trump behavior and interactions with him look i never talked to the president from the position of a quid pro quo that's not my thing i don't want us to look like bagus now before this report was released on monday we had a report from the republicans that. was released it was 123 pages long and it
defended the actions of u.s. president donald trump saying that his dealings with ukraine had not been appropriate and had not violated the law fact that donald trump is out of the country celebrating the 70th anniversary of nato the north atlantic treaty organization that many have pointed to the timing of the report as being somewhat suspicious however while some are looking at the report and saying it shows very very damning evidence against donald trump others are looking at the report and saying it's simply a rehash of long discredited allegations different views from different sides of the political spectrum here in the united states to discuss this topic with legal analyst lionel who believes the intel committees that report has little meaning what we have here is unprecedented and no one knows what it means because it means nothing let's assume the president is impeached so let's assume he's tried in the
senate and they vote on a super majority $67.00 votes to remove him which is impossible but let's say through some act of god he is removed can he run for president again and the answer to most legal questions of course is it depends but the answer is yes it's still unsure the constitution provides you can impeach as in the cases of judges you can impeach somebody and prevent them as a part of the sentence in almost a separate proceeding to keep them from ever running again but absent that additional ruling or an additional finding that they can never seek office again there is nothing to prevent a president from being impeached tried removed running again and being reelected again. tuesday has been
a landmark day for nato with the leaders of its member states convening in london to mark of the military alliance is 70th anniversary having been hit by a series of high profile disputes in recent months including over defense spending it is looking to promote internal unity on the summit and it would seem the organizations chief has been feeling optimistic and that is your breakfast with president trump. it will settle with a good breakfast. order to get breakfast. as well as paid by the state so what. we asked people in london for their thoughts on nato and its successes today. police officer people what they think are the main 3 achievements of nate's. model and even though it stands for. so you know here in terms of achievements know very little i don't
know what it's about have no idea any of on stage of me tell you but you know i honestly don't know anything about it and so the psyche of the day and only my husband recognized what it was cool it's a good question but let me think of a little bit. so one is probably yeah to be honest i don't have i don't have even one. day one wrapped up in leaders headed to buckingham palace for a reception with the queen crowds gathered in central london in protest some adopted the slogan no to trump no nato and sally was there for us. as donald trump and other world leaders arrive in london for the nato summit these protesters have gathered with many different fighters many different causes all coming together we see how the site should balance against a potential war with iran we've seen many other battles against the good just as it was. in libya but also in the course of the how domestically many founded. in
support of the n.h.s. national health service in one part just fear could be and it's up to privatized the n.h.s. in the in the event of a post briggs a trade deal between the u.s. and the u.k. and that's something that's long been feared by those particularly on the left to the k. and we're expecting a number of n.h.s. workers national health service workers to join this protest as well in order to show their solidarity not just against donald trump and nato but also again on those domestic issues and i was joined by. the belgian ensemble activist and also alexander the german parliamentarian who gave me this. views on everything to do with donald trump. we are here because we are to protest a nato summit is taking place today and tomorrow and we are doing this because for
example the nato is forcing its member states to increase their difference budget for my country for example belgium it means doubling defense budgets while we are asked to have an austerity policy and the same time they are transferred using this money to transform armies into intervention armies we have seen what this means in libya or in afghanistan this to realizing countries and sold another important issue is the confrontation policy to towards russia which is exactly creating this kind of arms race so there are many many issues why we have to oppose nato that's why we are here if hypothetically tomorrow nato ceased to exist would not create perhaps a security vacuum a security problem in europe that would lead to more instability this is an old argument done by the conservatives a little word i don't think so what we need is a new security architecture what i say to the security collective want to bloody all stop this is what helps. to secure. the alliances chief also says he expects
the member states to agree on methods to further strengthen the blog at the summit that is despite growing divisions inside the organization itself charges reports. happy birthday nato that's 70 years of strategic economic and security stability especially if you ask them yourself and your we are proving every day that this alliance this. is our joy is our own it's that liberating nato is the most successful alliance in history that strive to join showing the historic suspects of no 2 on the liberal nato and they does been the most successful alliance in the history and the reason why nato is the most successful launch and history is that we have been able to change in the world is changing but not everyone is in a party mood the thing is the alliance members just don't get along as well as they used to. the advent of donald trump s 13 least which stop the dynamics
nato is obsolete it covers a soviet union which is no longer in existence this led to questions over whether the alliance can even survive donald trump perhaps in an effort to mollify him nato has announced a new spending projections and a new formula which will spread the costs of the alliance in central budget between its members a move that might prevent any more embarrassing trump tirades aimed at his nato partners the relationship with nato has been very good the relationship with the secretary general's been outstanding i said it was obsolete it's no longer absolutely but the truth is he's not the only potential party pooper. in october this year president emanuel mccrone of france stole the spotlight when he dubbed nato strategically brain dead while questioning the validity of article 5 of its founding treaty that is the commitment to collective security. of the
defense critic nato is a collective defense alliance against who and what is organizing who is our common enemy what are our common issues these are questions that deserve clarification but this the idea. is quite similar to the one expressed by another dissatisfied nato member turkey. turkey has not received the kind of robust support it expected from nato in recent years meanwhile turkey's president appeared to demonstrate his true feelings towards the alliance when he chose to spend money on russian defense systems rather than american so late model nato member but despite these similar complaints about nato tensions have escalated between turkey and france in recent weeks with mccracken warning turkey that it cannot expect solidarity with its nato allies if it continues to carry out military operations in syria was a response only upped the ante so. i'm talking to france's president emanuel
macron also say that nato 1st of all have your own brain dead checked. as for the u.k.'s boris johnson well there's a lot of us are a gathering could not have come at a worse time. while paris is clearly invested in maintaining the special relationship with the us he knows that a loose lips trump giving a glowing endorsement could be catastrophic donald trump is coming to terms very shortly he should his support for you and indeed for michael ignatieff or rush on this radio station is that welcome what he what we don't do traditionally. as not being allies and friends what we do traditionally is is get involved in each other's election campaign he did when nato was forms the common goal was clear to stand against the u.s.s.r. but i think that once held the alliance together is now the missing piece what is nader's biggest threat today. uncertainty and unpredictability we haven't
identified one main target but we see a much more complex and much more unpredictable security landscape with a more assertive russia and nato needs a purpose and result russia as an enemy they have no real purpose so it is propaganda to have russia as an aggressor and this is a good reason to buy a lot of. rocket bases and so on and so on most probably do we continue to accuse russia to be an aggressor so they have a reason of existing and they would continue to buy arms billions of dollars and this is not their very good contribution to peace in the word or to america's rick sanchez discusses the current purpose of nato in his latest show you can watch it on line but here's a quick preview. you're a diplomat you've had
a lot of experience in this field what is it that nato either must do today to stay viable or does do we even need it anymore you know it's a bureaucracy in search of a mission i was right in 2016 when he said it was obsolete and so afraid was the establishment that he meant what he said on the very day he was inaugurated and they tried to ram through the addition of a new country montenegro thankfully they got it through because it turned out they didn't have to worry about intentions once he filled his administration with a bunch of bushies and retreads of the heritage foundation they've simply adopted of the policies we've had the last few decades and somehow turned into nato as obsolete into let's make nato great again which are strong on these countries to pay more for their defense against nobody in particular you think you know has in fact outlived its usefulness i thought so in 1909 and i think so today it's been as a list of from the standpoint of being a naturalized american and having read the founding fathers warning you can't seem
to angling alliances i mean what is this but in entangling alliances and our own foreign policy that did reason nato is being kept around by the foreign policy hawks in washington is not because it's necessary for the actual military operations and nato itself doesn't really contribute a whole hell of a lot there are very few countries with the notable exception i want to say france and turkey but what about it what it is it's not a good idea for the united states and its very close allies to have an association a military but on a class size that's what i was trying to say france and turkey could theoretically mountie independent military operations everybody else is just a hanger on and they're just window dressing for us military operations but the are literally like roman exactly erisa want to do what i've been hearing go bad what word the word of the launch window or what that is what it seems to be a dismissive alliance and $991.00 when the soviet union and the warsaw pact would out of business nato should have as well as why didn't they let russia in i mean that literally that time i've read on many occasions food himself has said why don't you get is that. no you are you're going to tell you who it was but one of
the european european nato hacks said if we did that the nato would be like the un just to talk shop it couldn't take action by which they meant military action all the way to listen to what you just said if you're saying it doesn't work if we don't have enemies exactly what if we had agreed to have had the ability to inflict military force and i dare to say aggression in places like serbia and libya whatever we want to using nato as a platform but enemies could change by the way russia could be s.o.b.'s at one time like of the 1950 s. but not so much now right but better why don't you have a system that allows that ability i guess because because whose interest is that serve and all these all these are they that these these military companies and these bureaucrats who have the nice cool rice balls at the expense of their taxpayers because there is a threat out there is a bear in the woods for. the tensions in the alliance were on full display during a joint news conference between the american and french presidents this tuesday before their meeting it donald trump had described micron's suggestion that nato is
in terminal decline as nasty the pair then went on to joust over end of issues in front of reporters including the fate of european isis fighters in this rather bizarre exchange. where you are. enough over mine does go wrong on this. one. uses the. this is more he's a great politician as it were going to answer is that. just hours before that meeting the u.s. president threatened to impose huge tariffs on french of goods including cheese and champagne. after. all to add into those tensions that nato there is even if the simmering tensions between france and the us this comes after the
u.s. has threatened to add more taxes on french products in retaliation for the so-called gaffe attacks this is a tax on digital joints such as google amazon or facebook and apple suggesting it will levy those taxes of up to $2400000000.00 some of that. pain on luxury goods such as handbags and also the famous french cheese some of these products could see taxes of up to 100 percent doubling that price for u.s. consumers now the u.s. trade representative's office has said that this so-called gaffa tax is discriminatory and trump is hit out against that tax saying front's will not be taking advantage on his watch. brands puts a terrorist on our companies again these are companies that are against you know they were against me if i read the papers correctly or whatever we're going to be we're going to be this supposed to be very powerful you know one so maybe they're
not seeing her but there are companies i don't want to bridge trashing american companies if they're going to be taxed it's going to be. well for france's part they think that they have a right to the slice of the pie of the profits of these big digital giant saying it's unfair that they've chosen to put the european headquarters in low tax countries and that's why they slapped this 3 percent levy on these companies this year and the french finance minister says he's furious it is unacceptable that america is now threatening more taxes. this is unacceptable behavior by the. and it states towards one of its main allies france and europe in general in case of new american sanctions the european union would be ready to respond add that into the mix of the other tensions we've seen over the past few years between the 2 administrations things such as the iranian nuclear codes and of course the us
administration pulling out of the paris climate accords and it looks like there's going to be a lot of discussions a lot of hard soon faces at this meeting meeting an unlikely that they're going to be popping the champagne corks as they should be celebrating the end of this story . is about 35 years since one of history's most devastating industrial disasters hit the indian city of bowl paul a highly toxic gas leak from an insecticide producing factory spread to nearby towns of catastrophic consequences thousands died and around half a 1000000 more were affected.
it's still unclear to this day what really caused the incident and the indian government continues to argue over the disaster and how it was handled by the company which ran the founder of the time called it an act of sabotage back in 2010 former plant employees were sentenced to 2 years in jail a piece of the rights groups working with of the victims said the verdict was too little and too late we heard from the curator of the remember bhopal museum he says the consequences of a disaster still run deep. the 2nd in the current generation and continued do they continue to suffer debilitating health has the impact of the tragedy that took
place in 1984 and rule out using many many families were destroyed that would push to borrow t. because you know able bodied workers could no longer work they could not bring out to these homes they cannot sign full employment international attention has been there my need you know people's individual small donations have come in that sustains and activists have been honored like real justice continues to it with them because people of bede been to this after decades people who literally 95 percent of people got about 500 dollars out of 2 decades of rating that's how bad it was. demonstrations against united nations peacekeepers in the democratic republic of congo have left 5 people dead and at least a dozen injured. violence broke out on monday as protesters marched on a u.n.
base near the eastern city of beni demanding they withdraw from the region locals have accused the peacekeepers of failing to protect them from attacks by rebel fighters. we want different military units in our country we no longer want all those soldiers who have been here for a long time. their mission is to restore peace and to accompany the government forces but the population in the territory of bernie has been mourning for at least 5 years there has not been a satisfactory reaction from monusco. the head of the u.n. mission in the democratic republic of congo says the escalating unrest is making it increasingly difficult for it had to fulfill its duties. where this keep going we know that we assume and accept because we have no other option than to do our work and to try to mitigate the attacks against this event population the protests started last week after peacekeepers and government forces failed to prevent
a massacre by the so-called allied democratic forces shadowy is the most inspired grouping of the congolese army launched operations against the organization in october which responded with brutal reprisal attacks on civilians. as the un's a large peacekeeping mission there are over 16000 military personnel in the area the organization has operated in the sea for the past 20 years it says its top priority is to protect civilians there from armed groups maurice carney from the
friends of the congo advice to see a group told us that the current unrest is a symptom of a far deeper problem that ineffective peacekeepers. the context in which the instability is taking place in eastern congo is one of 20 years of invasions wars of aggression sponsoring of militia groups in the east of the congo plundering of congo minerals by congolese neighbors over one and uganda in particular. that time during that aggression unfortunately has been backed by the members of the international community the united states and the united kingdom i'm so there's a whole chain. starting from local to international where there's been a lack of accountability where there's been
a lack of justice where there's been impunity so a comprehensive approach is is needed just a question of assuring that the u.n. troops are doing their mission or undertaken their mission properly but there is an international system in place that. of which the congolese people are in. doesn't for me i'll be back with headlines of top out this is our 2 international. israel media a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe.
isolation full community. are you doing the right way or are you being led. by. what is true what is faith. in the world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the death. or inmate in the shallows. my feeling with this world it's right now is we're so confused and fearful and this is certain generation that's controlling all the politics around the world still when that generation dies off and children are brought out of this new movie our nest materialistic don't really care about these things concrete even more automobiles want to live right beside their job want to ride a bicycle this movement it's global and it's going the world is going to house to
go in this direction and it's going to change. greetings and salutations now that we are in full holiday season mode here in the united states of america many of us are taking the ubiquitous trip home or abroad to see the relatives well you're watching the hawks thought it would be a good time to bring you the latest in travel news concerning our good friends with department of homeland security yes it seems like the little elves work. really at the d.h. as is to supposedly protect our friendly skies from terrorists and those evil doers looking to smuggle regular sized bottles of shampoo on to the airplane yes they have decided 5 that facial recognition technology should not just be for foreign
nationals visiting the u.s. shores anymore you know in a new piling the d h s proposes that quote to priscilla tate the implementation of a seamless biometric entry exit system that uses spatial recognition and to help prevent parsons attempting to progeny use the u.s. travel documents and identify criminals and known or suspected terrorists the d.h.s.s. is proposing to amend the regulations to provide that all travelers including u.s. citizens may be required to be both a graft upon entry or departure. yes because remember kiddies in a surveillance based police state every one is a suspect and needless to say the american civil liberties union has a few issues with the idea that u.s. citizens could soon be forced into facial recognition programs just for visiting on hell good munich jay stanley a senior policy analyst at the american civil liberties union told tech crunch quote time and again.